Advanced techniques in medical biotechnology

A.y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
42
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/10 BIO/11 BIO/13 MED/40
Language
English
Learning objectives
A hands-on course designed to improve familiarity with basic techniques and new state-of-the-art methods currently used by biotechnology applied to medicine. Any knowledge required for understanding these methods will be given to the students.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to: Understand the basic theoretical aspects of gene technology; Understand the application and processes of biotechnology; Competently perform advanced molecular biological techniques.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Third trimester
Molecular biology
Course syllabus
The use of high throughput omics technologies to identify biomarkers in human disease
Obstetrics and gynecology
Course syllabus
The application of human reproductive technology and biotechnologies for the study of placental functions and fetal growth.
Biology
Course syllabus
The concept of "personalized medicine" and the impact that our enhanced understanding of genetics has on modern medicine.
The use of model organisms to functionally validate gene mutations; particular attention will be given to zebrafish (Danio rerio).
Biochemistry
Course syllabus
The rapidly emerging field of metabolomics: its importance and applications with particular attention to lipidomics.
The use of web tools for protein-protein interaction and pathways analysis (bioinformatics laboratory).
Biochemistry
BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 14 hours
Biology
BIO/13 - EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 14 hours
Molecular biology
BIO/11 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 7 hours
Obstetrics and gynecology
MED/40 - OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 7 hours
Professor: Mando' Chiara
Professor(s)
Reception:
to be defined by email
Palazzo LITA, via Fratelli Cervi 93, Segrate